The vast plains of the Chao Phraya River make up Central Thailand.
Housing the capital of the country, Bangkok, this region is the most populated. An eclectic mix of culture, cuisine and nature, the region is known world over for its warm hospitality. Whether you are planning your honeymoon, a family holiday or a bachelors’ party, Central Thailand has something to amuse everyone.
From deep forests to pristine beaches, majestic waterfalls to mysterious caves, the landscapes and seascapes offer you an enjoyable holiday, which you can plan out as per your budget. For accommodations, the region has numerous holiday rental options for tourists.
Accommodations in Central Thailand
Being such a vast region, there are multiple options for holiday makers when it comes to central Thailand accommodation. As per your holiday mood, you can choose between a comfortable house and a well equipped apartment. No matter what you choose, your stay will be enthused with the local Thai culture.
Attractions in Central Thailand
Bangkok offers a vibrant experience; a delightful mix of fast-paced life and warm oriental culture, the city might get a bit wearisome because of the traffic.
An hour north from Bangkok is Ayuthaya, which was the former capital of Thailand. Hire a bike and tour the temples as you learn about the famous Thai kings of the days gone by. The city also houses two well designed museums.
Cha Am is a little coastal town just about 260 kms away from the capital. Known for its seafood and party ambience, the town is flocked with Thai students on weekends and holidays.
Further up from Bangkok is Lop Buri. If you are fascinated with history, then it is a reason enough for you to visit this small town. The National Museum at Lop Buri houses ruins and artifacts from over 12 centuries, beginning from the Dvaravti period in the 6th century and spanning till the 17th century.
The region also houses several national parks, forests, plains as well as hills.
Things to do on holiday in Central Thailand
Thailand has come to be known as a magnificent spot among golf enthusiasts. The golf courses in central Thailand are designed by well known names such as Jack Nicklaus and Nick Faldo.
In central Thailand, the manner of food serving is considered an art. The locals here love their food with a lasting flavor and a tinge of sweetness. The region also mingles food from areas around the country; some of the dishes you might enjoy trying include Chuchi pla kaphong, Ho mok pla,Kai phat khing, Kaeng khiao wan, Kaeng phanaeng.
For nature lovers, the coral rich seas of Thailand promise a memorable experience and if you are looking to experience an adrenalin rush, try out adventure sports such as white water rafting, hiking, rock climbing and canoeing.
Weather in Central Thailand
The region experiences a moderate climate year round, with the temperature ranging from 30 °C to 35°C.
Flights to Central Thailand
The Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) in Bangkok has connections to all major airlines from around the world.